‘War Horse’ Ending Broadway Run

The Tony-winning "War Horse" will close in January

It's time for "War Horse" to ride on from Broadway.

Getty ImagesThe World War I drama will finish its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in New York's Lincoln Center on Jan. 6, 2013, producers said.

When it closes next year, "War Horse" will have logged 718 performances and 33 previews.

The play and its elaborate puppets were hailed by critics and embraced by audiences, and "War Horse" won the Tony Award for best play in 2011. Steven Spielberg received a Best Picture Oscar nomination for his adaptation of the story of a boy and horse, separated by the tumult of war.

“It has been our great honor and pleasure to help bring 'War Horse' to Broadway,” André Bishop, artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater, said in a statement. "'War Horse' is that rare play that brings joy to everyone it touches — from the most avid theatergoers to children, seeing their first Broadway show. There are few theatrical experiences that can be categorized as truly magical, and everyone at LCT is thrilled to have been a part of this one.”